Torah Portion

Dear Torah Portion Reader...

I am very excited that the Spring Feast is just around the corner! We are now in the final preparation count-down, which for us at Lighted Way Ministries is an "all-hands-on-deck" scenario. In the next few weeks and days, I will be finishing the book "God's Amazing Star Secret" (which I pray to have fresh from the press at Passover, on April 1, 2018), I will be writing the sermons, putting together the children's program, cooking (and freezing) the casseroles to serve during the Retreat week, and more...

In order to accomplish all of this, I will not be taking time to write the Torah portion commentaries during this period of time. However, that does not mean that anyone need to get behind. The following is the Torah reading and study schedule for the next few weeks. As you keep up with this schedule, you will be on track to complete all 613 Statutes this year. So, from now to April 14, the Torah portions will be posted without comment. Commentary and the usual Torah portions will resume on April 15. Thank you for your patience! And happy studying in the meantime :-)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Daily Bible Reading - April 5, 2017

Today's Reading:

Matthew 26:47-75

Deuteronomy 3-4

Job 5

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Thoughts and Commentary on Today's Reading:

One of the most underappreciated parts of the Bible is the Law of God. So, when our Bible reading in Deuteronomy is presented as the Last Book of the Torah (the Law), or the Book which overviews and summarizes the rest of the Law, we aren't that excited about it. 

But according to Scripture, forgiveness for our sinful lawlessness is vital to Salvation. And, by God's Grace, we can live a transformed and changed life in Him.

The Law of God is made up of beautiful parts. The Ten Commandments are like the chapter titles. And the 613 Statutes are the fine print, or details, expanding our understanding of the principles outlined in the Ten Commandments. It is through heeding God's Word and hearkening to Him, having been forgiven and cleansed from out past, that we are made sheep of His Pasture, who will one day possess the ultimate Promised Land:

Deuteronomy 4:1-2 "Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers giveth you.Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you."

Every part of God's Law is needed. And the Law of God is totally complete, with nothing further to be added.

The Law of God is definitely needed. In fact, the Bible says it is a catalyst in true conversion. I find it amazing that people from all kinds of Christian faiths are discovering this. Consider the following 30 min video called Hell's Best Kept Secret by Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron. These guys are Baptists, and they are showing that the Law is vital to conversion...  Enjoy...  :-)